Resident staffer, local saint, and film afficianado Nicole Homburger will be hosting alternate screenings from our collective back catalog of VHS cassettes with commentary, a beer or two, and adjusted tracking as we wipe off the dust and revisit some nightmares and forgotten favorites in their analog glory. All tickets $5.
The Blair Witch Project
Dir. Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez, 1999
English, 81 minutes.
A the watershed moment when found footage happened and grandmother to the Paranormal Activity derivatives and their ilk, Blair Witch is an experiment in withholding and suspense. Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind. It has utterly ruined our ability to just take a nice hike out in the woods upstate.